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Waterfront Restaurant

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111 Bay Blvd S, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216 (Spring Ave)
+1 941-778-1515
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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124 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2016

We drove up here from Siesta Key to get away from the crowds and had a delightful lunch here. Their seafood was fresh and well prepared, and it was relaxing to sit outside and see the water in the distance.

Thank APearlofGreatValue
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016

2 weeks in florida sampling grouper and this place wins--by far. interesting daily side dishes. a menu that should excite every taste. both outside and inside as attractive a florida resturant as you could expect for any price. VERY IMPRESSED

Thank mix9142
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

Each year we go to Waterfront (5 years now). Always good food. Last year they did not have the chicken waffle dish my sister in law loves so we were excited to see it on the Internet menu today. Unfortunately they hadn't changed their internet menu and it's still not on the menu. However we all really enjoyed our meals... More 

Thank Ginger B
Highlands, North Carolina
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97 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016

This was our second year eating at the Waterfront. Stays consistent, with their quality and their service. We have enjoyed eating here several times for a couple of years. The chef does a fantastic job. Love inside and outside dining. Lunch or Dinner. On the list for our next trip in that area.

Thank VOBR
Great Falls, Virginia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016

After two trips to AMI, we agree that the Waterfront Restaurant is the best on the island. It has wonderful seafood dishes especially grouper. We took the restaurant tour using TripAdvisor's recommendations and the Waterfront did not disappoint us. Also, we loved the location near the Anna Maria Island Wharf and Pine Street shops.

1 Thank Karen R
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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143 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

We went here for dinner and it was lovely for both inside and outside dining. Outside faces the bay and provides a lovely setting although somewhat obscured by the car parking along the beach. Overall the food and service are both very good and we had an enjoyable but not necessarily memorable meal. Wine and beer are reasonably priced and... More 

1 Thank RedMonkey25
Brandon, United States
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

I have eaten at this restaurant twice. The first time I thought it was so-so. This time, however, the food was excellent and my mouth is watering thinking about our next trip to the beach. I had the scallops which were perfectly prepared. My husband enjoyed the seafood pasta tremendously. "Waterfront" is a bit misleading for a name because the... More 

Thank Sherry H
Dayton, Ohio
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

We love the bar scene here, the bartenders are very knowledgeable and super friendly. The cocktail list has something for everyone. I highly recommend the dining area as well with a lovely view and atmosphere.

Thank dcfechter
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016

Had dinner here back in October while vacationing. Was so good I went back two nights later. The grouper was delicious as were the crab cakes. All in all a great place for a dinner with a special someone.

1 Thank 437rtimber418
Derbyshire, UK
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

Arrived on a very wet cold day. Walked into the bar area at the back and there was no clear indication where the hostess stand was and after asking I was directed to a rather brusque lady who did not make her intentions clear. Did she know I existed , let alone required a table? She wandered off then came... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $32
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Bay Blvd S, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
    (Spring Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Anna Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 941-778-1515
Our regular menu is based on the finest products we can find and updated seasonally. They are prepared in classic form, with emphasis on fresh, natural flavors.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?